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Labor Market Area
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  Labor market counties are composed of counties which significantly exist within the sixty (60) minute drive range of the originating county‚Äôs county seat. A county will be included within the radius if the centroid point of a county (a point representing the center of the geographic area of a county) falls within the drive zone. Additionally, all contiguous counties will be classified as part of the labor market with the exception of non-Kentucky contiguous counties which have been excluded by the above mentioned 60-minute drive range and have a border with the Mississippi and/or Ohio Rivers.  

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Meade County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 12,211 12,401 171,310 174,267  
  Employed 11,579 11,811 164,157 167,093  
  Unemployed 632 590 7,153 7,174  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.2 4.8 4.2 4.1  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Meade County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 8.9 7.5 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.0 5.9 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.6 4.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.0 4.4 5 4.9  
  2017 5.2 4.2 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Meade County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,287 21.9  
  Commuting Out of County 8,159 78.1  
  Total Residents 10,446 100.0  
  Employees in Meade County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,287 55.9  
  Commuting Into County 1,803 44.1  
  Total Employees 4,090 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Meade County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$673$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7178651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining9421,0491,086 
 Construction9991,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,3591,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities619789881 
 Information1,0531,0442,011 
 Financial Activities6351,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services6589311,377 
 Education and Health Services605906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality262327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified415626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.